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Gausnell, O’Keefe & Thomas is proud to announce that Principal Attorneys Seth Gausnell, Don O’Keefe, William Thomas, and Derek Ruzicka were all selected to the 2020 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers are selected through peer nominations and evaluations combined with independent research, and the designation is reserved for those who exhibit excellence in practice. The lawyers reviewed go through a rigorous selection process, and only the top 5% of the total lawyers in the state are selected to the Super Lawyers list.

Congratulations to these outstanding Super Lawyers!

Seth Gausnell was recognized as a leading attorney in the category of Personal Injury General: Defense. Seth has over 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer and has tried over 100 cases to verdict. He is a member of several legal and state bar associations and has lectured at seminars on transportation liability, premises liability, and broker/agent liability. Read more about Seth’s background and experience here.

Don O’Keefe was recognized for the practice area of Transportation/Maritime. Don has over 25 years of experience as a trial lawyer and has tried more than 100 cases to verdict in state and federal courts in Missouri and Illinois. Don is a member of many prominent legal and state bar organizations and frequently recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly for favorable verdicts. Read more about Don here.

Bill Thomas was recognized in the area of Construction. Bill’s practice is diverse with an emphasis in complex litigation. He was the lead trial counsel in one of the longest civil jury trials in St. Louis County history, which lasted 100 trial days. Bill is involved in a number of professional organizations, has spoken at numerous conferences, and has authored a number of articles for different publications on a number of topics from product liability to construction law issues. Read more about Bill’s background here.

Derek Ruzicka was recognized for the area of Personal Injury – Products: Defense. Derek has successfully handled many matters through completion in a number of difficult venues. Derek’s experience is extensive, having handled cases involving general liability matters, professional liability, toxic torts, including asbestos, benzene and other substances, product liability, trucking, and environmental claims. Read more about Derek here.

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